Programs & Services
Therapeutic Riding Lessons
Participate in horseback riding designed to meet your needs! Balance, coordination and muscle control are just a few of the numerous physical benefits of riding which go hand in hand with the numerous social and emotional benefits. Trained staff will pair you to the right horse and create lessons designed to meet goals that you set. Lessons may take place in our indoor arena, covered outdoor arena or on trail.
Six Week Session —
Lessons are scheduled in convenient six week sessions, one hour per week.
Private Session – $270
Semi-Private Session (2 riders) – $210/rider
Group Lesson Session (3 riders) – $180/rider
Single Lesson —
Single lessons can be scheduled to explore rider interest or to extend sessions. $45/hr./person
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)
Participants attending Glade Run Adventures EAL will receive programming designed to elicit a variety of established therapeutic outcomes with the goal of helping individuals learn about themselves. This experiential learning experience engages a person’s whole body, not just their mind. EAL uses horses to help individuals better understand their own thoughts, beliefs, relationships, life circumstances and challenges.
Benefits of EAL include:
- increased self-awareness, self-esteem and mindfulness
- reduced anxiety and depression
- social skill development
- increased trust, personal responsibility and communication skills
- increased distress tolerance and physical movement
$150/1 hr./group of up to 10 participants
Caring for plants and learning various cooking and crafts skills improves the physical and mental health of all participants. Learning about our environment not only improves the self-esteem and knowledge of participating individuals, but also improves the world for all of us. All participants of Glade Run Gardens learn skills that they can be proud of and use for the rest of their lives in recreational, vocational and life-long activities.
Gardening has been proven to relieve stress and anxiety. The calming atmosphere of the greenhouse, gardens and hiking trails provides an appreciation for the environment and helps counter depression and frustration.
Specialized Adventures Camp
A social skills development camp for individuals ages 8 – 18. Any child in need of social skill development is welcome, however, the camp is specially designed for children with moderate to high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. This is not an ESY Camp but may be covered for some school districts as ESY. The camp runs Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.
Pricing- $1,000/camper/two week session
St. Stephen’s Extended School Year Program
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy utilizes Glade Run Adventures experiential education activities for students attending ESY. These uniquely tailored activities, such as therapeutic horseback riding, horticulture, and small animal experiences engage students with social skill challenges. Student IEP goals are targeted, monitored and reported to school districts. Camp runs Monday-Thursday 9am-1:30pm.
Horticultural therapy brings about a number of changes in individuals, including an increase in attention span and the ability to solve problems. Giving a person seeds, soil, and plants to care for enhances their ability to assume responsibility and increases their sense of self-worth.